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Jeff
30/04/2009 19:51:47
Re: Mistreate by employer

Duplicate: Siew, you may reply here as I overlook this section.

Hi Siew,

I have a query which I hope your coulf give me some advise on what is my right and what I can do about it.

The issue concern me is, as you may know due to the bad economy in US and it has badly affect Malaysia Financial Instituion. I am a Team Sales Manager for a Foreign Bank and has been with them for more than 4 years. I have to admit that my pay was quite ok (but does not exceeds RM 5k). My main duty is to manage a sales team consist of 10 sales executive.

In my "Terms of Contract" indicates that I "Would have to assist in the recruitment process". Does that mean recruitment is my duty and should I fail to recruit, it will be my problem. No assistance are being extended by my company nor my direct manager.

My next issue is, as mention above managing a team of sales executive (10 headcount). Due to the economics situation, my company has freeze all recruitment. All in all, recruitment has been freeze since November 2008. Which mean more than half year I could not recruit any sales executive to replace those resigned of terminated by company. As such, the number of people reporting to me has been lesser and lesser due to natural attrition. I am now have less than 5 sales executive. But my sales target remains as if I have 10 sales executive.

My question is, when my company restric me from recruiting and I have lesser people work under me, is it legal for them to require me to deliver the sales figure of 10 sales exec?

My boss just issue me a couselling note and warning letter are due next month should i fail to deliver the figure in the month of May 2009.

If can, may I have your contact so I could discuss with you furthur on my situation?

Thank you and I hope I could hear from you soon.

Jeff

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KL Siew
kl_siew@yahoo.com
30/04/2009 20:22:48
You flattered me. In your type of situation, I really cannot be of much help or if any at all. Just don't panic, sit down with your boss and discuss the awkward situation you are having and how to overcome it. Your boss is surely in as much trouble as you are. Dwindling sales will also affect his position you know. Another thing, when things are not going well, be prepared to look for some new openings, just in case.
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Jeff
30/04/2009 23:01:39
Does that mean they could actually do that?
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Jeff
30/04/2009 23:15:59
not allowing recruitment and at the same time expect you deliver result as if you have full team?

It's unfair, ain't there any clause that protects workers from employer demanding something unreasonable and expects the staff resign due to this?

is there anything i can do to protect my career other than finding another one?
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KL Siew
kl_siew@yahoo.com
01/05/2009 09:08:33
You may try to get some opinions from the Industrial Relations Department. Pay them a visit and sit down with one of the officers and discuss your problems with him.
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Steve
02/05/2009 12:32:47
Write yo the company and your boss after the discussion, documenting your grievance. There's nothing much you can do at this moment but if they terminate you due to poor performance, you may be able to argue that the termination is unjustified because your sales team actually decreased. Agree with KL Siew, visit the IR department or seek advice from a lawyer.
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Jeff
03/05/2009 00:01:22
IRA is located at putra jaya right? Can you give me the address and contact?
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KL Siew
03/05/2009 11:37:25
I think you can get from the MOHR website at http://www.mohr.gov.my
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